acanthophorites


acanthophorites
n. [Gr. akantha, thorn, spine; phoreus, bearer]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In Diptera, spine bearing plates at the tip of the female abdomen used to aid oviposition in soil.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.


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